Hello everyone this is my first post
I recently took charge of my fathers old Escort Encore from 1991
An old car but has only 10000 on the clock and recently had a full service
I drove it for a couple of weeks and all was fine but unfortunately has developed a fault. The symptoms are as follows
1)Firstly this is an intermittent fault
2) It generally occurs after starting on a warm engine and when slowing down
3)The accelerator will go lumpy and I have to rev the engine harder to keep up speed
4)If I come to a halt the engine will not hold its revs in idle and usually stalls
5)The car will then start up as normal but I have to put the pedal to the metal to get it to pull away in first, or it will stall again
6)If I pull up with the engine still on and put into neutral the rev counter will go up and down as if I am revving it
I took it to a garage who weren’t that interested in dealing with an old car. They road tested it and couldn’t replicate the problem so could do nothing else.
I have put a fuel system cleaner through it but has made no difference
I am now stuck in the position where I need a car for work, I can’t drive it or sell it on like that and it seems that unless a garage can replicate it they can’t do anything.
If anyone has any suggestions on this I would be extremely greatful